Sunday, 23 April 2017

Getting out and about with Zip and Zoe bags by Babymel

There comes a point in a parent's life where getting out and about start to become slightly easier. Going anywhere with two kids can sometimes seem like a military mission leaving me rather tired by the end of it. I'd usually have a pushchair, a heavy, full change bag and an endless amount of other things which i'm usually left carrying. However, this all changed when the girls starting to carry their own things.



No one ever warned me about how much stuff I'd end up carting around with me with one kid, never mind two, when everything doubles. My change bag was usually bursting to the brim and my back was rather sore after a trip out.

Eva and Ophelia are now at an age where they can both carry a rucksack so when Babymel asked if we'd like to review some bags from their Zip and Zoe range, I couldn't say no. They have a range of uniquely designed backpacks, lunch bags and drinking bottles which are all suitable from ages from 1+. 


I allowed Eva to choose her own bags. She loved doing this. She browsed the selection and opted for a Pink Colour Block Bag and a Daisy Dragon Face lunch bag.



I also allowed her to choose one for Ophelia. She chose her the Daisy Dragon castle.


Eva's backpack is suitable from ages 3+. She adores pink and purple so the colour block style really caught her eye. It also matches pretty much everything in her wardrobe. It has a large main compartment, side bottle pocket and a small front pocket. The straps can be adjusted easily. It also came with a keyring toy.

Ophelia's mini backpack is suitable for ages 1-4. It's a lot smaller than Eva's but it's a perfect size for her. The main zipped compartment area is big. The shoulder straps are padded for extra comfort. There is a musical tag on the bag although I can't tell you what it plays as ours didn't work. The best feature is the safety harness/reins which are detachable. 


Their lunch bag is super cute. It has PEVA lining, is thermo insulated and is wipeable.There is a loop which you can place a drink in which is handy. The feature I love the most is the grab handle. You can attach it to a pram and simply unclip it. It's ideal for grab and go picnics at the park etc.


I recently used the bags on two big days out. One being at Peppa Pig World and one at Folly Farm. The bags had all of our lunches in for the day. Eva did amazingly well at carrying hers all day which had drinks, crisps, sandwiches and snacks in for herself, me and hubby. Ophelia only managed to carry hers for short periods of time which is understandable. 





The reins in Ophelia's backpack are very helpful. She is at the stage where she likes to walk/run off but she's still at the toddling stage. It's a great way of letting her feel like she has some independence and also making sure she doesn't fall over. 


Both girls use their bags for school and nursery too. Eva loves the fact that hers is unique and by that she means that no one else in her class has the same one. It makes it easier for her to find at the end of her school day.



We're all really pleased with the bags. They stand out, look cool and are fairly unique in design compared to others. They are very well made and they still look relatively new considering we have been using them a lot over the last couple of months. 


Babymel also do a great range for parents too. They have lots of changing bags that have caught my eye. This new one which is being released in May is gorgeous, Anya. It looks stylish and quite designer. 




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15 comments

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  2. Those bags look great. I love that Ophelia get her own too and having it double up as reins is great. And Eva carry all your drinks and snacks was no mean feat. Well done to her. And that parent one looks gorgeous!

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  3. That bag has a great design, really different, like the way the reins are incorporated too

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  4. Such fabulous and cute bags that combine fun and practicality. They are a must have. Great designs and colours

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  5. The bags look lovely and the reins function is a great added bonus

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  6. I quite like that I'm at the point where my kids don't need me to carry everything around for them - its fun getting them bags like this!

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  7. What a cool backpack. They really have thought of everything! Xx

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  8. These look great and perfect for family days out x

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  9. Oh they're gorgeous! Perfect for a day out

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  10. I know what you mean about carrying stuff for them, They look really happy to be helping out now!

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  11. Aw your little girl has very good taste. These are lovely bags. My boy is a nightmare with his backpack. I end up carrying it to school everyday! The lunch bag is indeed very cute. I'm always carting things around for Jamie and he's nearly 4!

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  12. Oh I love that these bags are practical as well as cute!!

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  13. Love the reins feature! Lovely that they want to carry their own things: come and encourage mine!

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  14. These look lovely. I love the bag with the reins too, very cute :) x

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  15. These bags are so gorgeous and fun, perfect for kids and practical too - love them

    Laura x

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